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Gardeners Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 1RX, England
+44 20 8508 1655
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the pub for a drink. No complaints about the beer and the service. Prices are expensive but it is a nice quaint pub. However the toilets were very dirty. Floor soaked in urine. Also two or more young men using the same cubicle. You can guess what for. Overall this pub has a lot going for it but... More 

Thank Woodford R
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really good Christmas dinner and we were dining en masse, over 20 of us. Always lovely service and a nice feel to the place.

Thank cat h
Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great pub. Food good and plenty od beers on tap. Service as you would expect from a pub - friendly but don't expect fast service

Thank NZinLondonMagic
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This used to be very good pub but has gone downhill now. The staff behind the bar were young and inexperienced, my husbands Adnams bitter was cloudy, a publican with experience would not have served it. The menu is extensive and looks inviting but I am assured by a friend that it is not as good as it used to... More 

1 Thank Linda N
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This pub looks " quaint " and in a great location and setting but its dirty and need attention inside, especially the toilets! Disgusting , couldn't even wash my hands! As no tap working! Food isn't great here either. Had mid week lunch here previously which was horrible like packet food and Sunday roast which was bad! Fatty meat and... More 

1 Thank Evalou377
London, England
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Saturday social drink with Friends we have invited out for the evening. So embarrassed. Walked in and the place and a strong smell of a urine hit you. Went to the ladies and not surprisingly it was worse. It's the most expensive pub in Loughton. Offers not much but a lovely view of an evening, but you could stand outside... More 

1 Thank Anne1000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This pub is the best pub hideaway in Loughton, surrounded by rural untouched buildings and winding country roads, it's perfect in the summer time with the breathtaking views that look across London. The staff are really friendly and helpful and go out of their way to do whatever they can. The food is of great value and very delicious. Best... More 

Thank George G
Loughton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have had a few meals here, Sunday Lunch, Saturday Brunch and have never been disappointed! The Roast dinners are fantastic and they even offer a takeaway service plus the staff are a real friendly bunch.I met with the owners to discuss the function room hire for a birthday party and they couldn't have been nicer. Jay

Thank jayfra6
United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Location is awesome. Drinks range is good enuff. Service is not as warm as other reviewers have cited - maybe I had the wrong fragrance on ;-) The massive negative is that the beer garden is a mess as its furniture needs TLC.

Thank RDY1995
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This pub is quite near to home, but dont get many chances to visit. Recently went on two visits for family birthday drinks. Its a joy to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the amazing views across to East London and beyond. Service is very friendly, and plenty of different beers and wines to choose from. Food served most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 1RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8508 1655
An extremely popular pub in Loughton that serves food daily and which is probably the town's oldest pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?